Yukon government orders independent review on response to sexual abuse at Hidden Valley school

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The Yukon government has hired a lawyer to conduct an independent review of its handling of a sexual abuse case at Hidden Valley Elementary School. 

Lawyer Amanda Rogers will look into the “internal and inter-departmental processes” that came after an educational assistant at the school was first accused of sexually abusing a student in his care in November 2019, the government announced in a news release Wednesday. 

William Auclair-Bellemare went on to plead guilty to one count of sexual interference; however, Hidden Valley parents were never informed of the criminal proceedings, and the situation only became widely known after the CBC reported on a lawsuit filed by the victim in

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